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Indian River near New Smyrna Beach

Any places to try from shore for Snook, redfish, or? Just looking for a little fun, any and all will be catch and release. Don't have the equipment for Beach fishing. Any help will be appreciated.

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  • poncedoradoponcedorado Posts: 625 Officer
    not much in the way of public access unfortunately. The main areas will be crowded but you'll have a chance at nice fish.

    Smyrna Dunes Park- there's a pier on the ICW or you can walk down the boardwalk to the jetty area.

    Both bridges also have fishing piers right beside them. 

    There may also be smaller roadside spots or public docks that allow fishing. Might pay off to check around google maps for areas that look like there's access to the water and then do a little research on whether you'd be able to fish there.
  • viejo pescadorviejo pescador Posts: 46 Deckhand
    poncedorado,

    Thanks, appreciate your information.
  • MissedMissed O-townPosts: 558 Officer
    From New Smyrna South -

    Drive down Riverside Drive - there is a park at the police station, a pier where 420 intersects US 1, and a pier at River Breeze.  You can also fish off a dock at Seminole rest.

    Go and drive down A1A and there is a pier just north of that fish camp everyone eats at.  There is also a pier near El Dora.  The el dora pier I think is near deep water.

    Don't forget shore fishing at haul over canal and "everywhere" at Merritt Island NWR.  There is a pier and shore fishing on both side of the river at the bridge in Titusville.

    I'm done and don't hardly shore or pier fish.  Beach fish when wife makes me go to beach.  That's easy - get some pyramid sinkers and double hook rig, use shrimp or sand fleas.  I use my flats fishing rod at the beach.
  • viejo pescadorviejo pescador Posts: 46 Deckhand
    edited October 6 #5
    Missed said:
    From New Smyrna South -

    Drive down Riverside Drive - there is a park at the police station, a pier where 420 intersects US 1, and a pier at River Breeze.  You can also fish off a dock at Seminole rest.

    Go and drive down A1A and there is a pier just north of that fish camp everyone eats at.  There is also a pier near El Dora.  The el dora pier I think is near deep water.

    Don't forget shore fishing at haul over canal and "everywhere" at Merritt Island NWR.  There is a pier and shore fishing on both side of the river at the bridge in Titusville.

    I'm done and don't hardly shore or pier fish.  Beach fish when wife makes me go to beach.  That's easy - get some pyramid sinkers and double hook rig, use shrimp or sand fleas.  I use my flats fishing rod at the beach.
    Hey Missed,

    Thanks, will try to hit some of those places tomorrow. Appreciate the Info.

  • ClamfootClamfoot ChuluotaPosts: 57 Deckhand
    I'll 2nd Missed.
    If you have a car drive down to Merritt Island NWR.
    If you can get a kayak that's a great option as well.

    There is access to 3 ramps (Haulover (Bair's cove), Bio lab, and Beacon 42, and a limitless number of spots to access both the Mosquito and IR especially if you get a backcountry pass at Canaveral national seashore.

    If you are actually on NSB you can also go south on 1 to the beach down there and there is a kayak ramp down there.

    Please remember that you need a Saltwater fishing license, they are cheap and available online from your phone.
    No excuse not to do it and it's a good cause.  It helps keep access open for all (you included) .  
    The good Lord came to save liars and sinners, that’s why he started with 4 fishermen
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